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Try some spicy chicken breasts stuffed with chipotle Peppers in adobo, queso fresco and cilantro! | ethnicspoon.com
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Chipotle Stuffed Chicken Tamales

Try some spicy chicken breasts stuffed with chipotle Peppers in adobo, queso fresco and cilantro!

Course Main dish
Cuisine Latin American
Keyword chicken breast recipes, Mexican food, spicy recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 4
Calories 298 kcal


Kitchen twine to tie up stuffed breasts in the corn husks.

Avocado Garnish

  • 1 avocado diced
  • lime juiced
  • 2 Tbsp red onion diced
  • 1 Roma tomato cored, seeded and diced.

Enchilada Sauce


  1. Note: Soak corn husks in a rectangular glass dish for about 2-3 hours.
  2. First, make the enchilada sauce by heating oil in a small saucepan, then stir in the flour. Next quickly whisk in the vegetable stock. Add the spices, tomato paste, and stir. Turn heat to low and cook for about 20-25 minutes, or until the mixture thickens slightly. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Cut each breast in half. You will end up with 4 pieces. To prepare the chicken for stuffing place each piece on a cutting board in between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. pound each piece individually until it is about ¼ " thick.
  4. Sprinkle each piece with Knorr chicken boullion on both sides. Next, on each piece of chicken spread 1 ½ tsp. La Morena Chipotle Peppers in Adobo, 2 tsp. cilantro and 1 tsp. queso fresco.
  5. Next, in a large skillet heat olive oil and pan fry pieces until golden brown on both sides.
  6. Finally place the individual pieces of chicken in the center of each corn husk and tie ends to make a "hammock".
  7. Note: You will need two corn husks for each hammock. They need to be placed with the wide ends touching, and overlapping.
  8. To make the avocado garnish, place all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
  9. Serve chicken with enchilada sauce and avocado garnish.
Nutrition Facts
Chipotle Stuffed Chicken Tamales
Amount Per Serving
Calories 298 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 876mg38%
Potassium 686mg20%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 2025IU41%
Vitamin C 10.6mg13%
Calcium 109mg11%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.